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Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

Make this program count for Darlington School! Submit your 2018 GOAL Tax Credit Form online today by visiting www.goalscholarship.org.

This is a proven opportunity that is a win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community. By simply contributing to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program for a 100% Georgia income tax credit, you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive a Darlington School education.

This valuable Georgia law is a rare and precious opportunity provided to us by our state legislators. Over the past several years, the tax credit program has become so popular that all $58 million in available credits are consumed on the first business day of the year. Without you, this program would not be the success story that it is today.

Unfortunately, this wonderful program could be revoked at any time by our General Assembly. That’s why it is imperative that alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends of Darlington act fast to help with this opportunity for Georgia’s children. Just imagine what we can do for the lives of these Georgia students, and what a boost it will be to our enrollment at Darlington.

Your participation will allow us to admit excellent, deserving student applicants to our school. We ask that you “make it count” and help us continue to empower students to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

  • Single individual or head of household – up to $1,000
  • Married couple filing a joint return – up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a separate return – up to $1,250
  • S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner – up to $10,000
  • C corporation or Trust – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability

How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit

  1. Apply Now (anytime from June 2017 – December 2017) Complete the 2018 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at www.goalscholarship.org (takes just 20 seconds!).
  2. GOAL Submits to Georgia Department of Revenue On the first business day of January 2018, GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).
  3. Approved to Contribute GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline in early January 2018.
  4. Make Payment Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval (by mid-March 2018).
  5. Take the Credit In May, GOAL will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2018 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2018 taxes in 2019).

Please contact Carolyn Brearley '99, director of GOAL and financial aid, with any questions. Thank you for your support of Darlington School!

Darlington School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, independent school. All gifts to the school are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.





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